Maybe this year we'll see some snow? it would be fun.. for a few days at least!
One interesting item about snow: Portland often gets bitter east winds through the Gorge which can freeze (or re-freeze) precipitation in the cold season. We're further away from that effect now, and around two sharp curves. Also valuable is that we're 800 feet up; the Arctic air will have to flow further to reach us and its effects are at the very lowest elevations since cold air sinks. We may well stay out of the bad winter weather that I've spent my lifetime seeking (or avoiding if I must travel in it). Huge east winds often produce sleet and freezing rain in Portland.. maybe not so much here?
The easterly winds still reach us: we had many hot summer days here when east winds passed over the Cascade crest and down to our homestead. This will provide cold air and snow now and then - but since the coldest air prefers the 100-foot high gap by Portland to jumping the 3000-foot crest, we could see fewer sleet and z-rain events. It may take a few years to demonstrate this though!